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  • The GTPase Superfamilyby CIBA Foundation Symposium

    Wiley 2008; US$ 188.00

    Using a multidisciplinary approach, it features contributions and discussions of the latest research from leading scientists working on all aspects of GTPase activity. Covers all known members of the important superfamily of enzymes--the GTPases. Considers numerous key cellular functions and how they are regulated by GTPases. Also describes various... more...

  • Cyanide Compounds in Biologyby CIBA Foundation Symposium

    Wiley 2008; US$ 175.00

    Comprises the proceedings of a symposium held at the Ciba Foundation, March 1988. Contributors present an international, interdisciplinary approach to the biology and biological chemistry of cyanide and related compounds. Addressed are the microbial metabolism of HCN and organic nitrile compounds, cyanogenesis in higher plants, qualitative and quantitative... more...

  • Proton Passage Across Cell Membranesby CIBA Foundation Symposium

    Wiley 2008; US$ 175.00

    Regulation of intracellular pH is vital to all living cells. This symposium covers the control of pH in muscle and nerve cells and the different mechanisms of acid transport across epithelial and other cell membranes. Papers describe the development and application of microelectrodes and various techniques in molecular biology to the study of the mechanisms... more...

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndromeby CIBA Foundation Symposium

    Wiley 2008; US$ 188.00

    Documents the latest results and opinions on the causes and possible cures for this disorder. Coverage includes retroviral involvement, immunity, pathophysiology and pharmacological treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome. more...

  • Metastasisby CIBA Foundation Symposium

    Wiley 2008; US$ 175.00

    An international group of researchers addresses basic mechanism involved in the metastatic spread of tumors and considers new methods of prevention and treatment. Compares behavior of normal and abnormal cells, with emphasis on cell surface mechanisms--especially invasive processes--and inhibitors that might prevent metastasis. Also discusses determination... more...

  • Cocaineby CIBA Foundation Symposium

    Wiley 2008; US$ 175.00

    Cocaine poses interesting problems for neurophysiologists and neuropharmacologists and there is important new data on the effects of cocaine on the brain (its initial site of action at the cellular level now appearing to be the dopamine transporter). Includes chapters on the far-reaching toxic effects of cocaine, on the epidemiology and the economics... more...

  • Aluminium in Biology and Medicineby CIBA Foundation Symposium

    Wiley 2008; US$ 188.00

    Prominent contributors address issues regarding the toxicity of aluminum which causes an encephalopathy in renal dialysis patients and is also known to damage animals and plants via acid rain. Examines the chemistry and biology of aluminum compounds focusing on the evidence for and against aluminum's role in Alzheimer's disease. more...

  • Plasticity of the Neuromuscular Systemby CIBA Foundation Symposium

    Wiley 2008; US$ 175.00

    Presents new information on the mutual interaction of skeletal muscle fibers and motoneurons at all levels, from the physiological to the molecular. Covers genetic, physiological, and hormonal factors affecting skeletal muscle development, control of acetylcholine receptor gene expression, selection and organization of motoneurons, and remodelling... more...

  • The Origins and Development of High Abilityby CIBA Foundation Symposium

    Wiley 2008; US$ 188.00

    Written for psychologists, educational psychologists and developmental biologists, this volume explores the concept of giftedness, including its definition, origins and development. The author offers a balanced view of the topic and presents optimal educational strategies for various kinds of high ability. The effects of both environmental and biological/genetic... more...